Fence Row, Estes Park
Harry Learned (1844-1895, American)
oil on canvas
29 1/2 x 47 3/4 inches
An itinerant scenic painter, Learned first came to Colorado in 1860 with a group of prospectors in search of gold. He had been living in Kansas with his family. In 1869 he moved to Chicago to become a full time artist and to study under Henry C. Ford. He was later accepted at the prestigious Academy of Design in Chicago. Learned moved back to Kansas and then to Denver in 1874. In 1881 he was hired as a scene painter for the Fort Collins Opera House. He painted sets for theaters in Denver in the early 1880s as well. As with many early Colorado painters, the landscape was his artistic focus.
ON VIEW in Promenade Gallery 2
Signed "Harry Learned 1874" lower left corner
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art